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Roundtable: How COVID-19 Changed Local Arts

Nov. 27
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

A special edition of KPBS Roundtable discusses the impact of COVID-19 on local arts, from the cancellation of big events to the pandemic's influence on artistic expression.

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On 'The Short Years,' Ed Kornhauser's Jazz Is Of The Moment

Nov. 24
By Julia Dixon Evans

A new album of original quartet compositions by San Diego musician Ed Kornhauser dwells in the ephemeral nature of jazz.

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'Connection, History And Resilience': Capturing The Heart Of LA's Boyle Heights In Song

Nov. 24
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How do sounds capture a neighborhood? What does it mean when local residents archive their own local soundscape? Those are the driving questions behind a new project in the East Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: The Symphony, SoulKiss Theater, Bryan Ali Sanchez, Contemporary Music, New Dance And More

Nov. 19
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our weekend picks for the arts include new short plays by emerging Black playwrights, Bryan Ali Sanchez's solo exhibition at Bread and Salt, the San Diego Symphony's innovative performance, and a virtual dance performance, contemporary trumpet, harp and percussion

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How 'The Grinch' Moved To Radio

Nov. 18
By Beth Accomando

The Old Globe Theatre has made its production of "Dr Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas" a holiday tradition. Now it is transforming the stage production into a made-for-radio musical.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Virtual Ballet, Drive-Thru Art, Cedrice, Women In Film And A Refugee Play

Nov. 13
By Julia Dixon Evans

This weekend's top arts events include offerings from City Ballet, the Women's Museum of California, Roustabouts Theatre Co., Mesa College Art Gallery, and a Gill Sotu-curated showcase.

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5 Songs To Discover In San Diego In November

Nov. 10
By Julia Dixon Evans

We asked local bands who they'd like to see come to town and share a stage with. Check out new releases from the locals along with their picks like Corey Floods, Tricot, Busta Rhymes, Elis Paprika and more.

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'Hanjo' Transforms Opera’s Playground

Nov. 5
By Julia Dixon Evans

Local arts group Project [BLANK]'s shadow puppet digital opera recently won a nationwide award — and challenges how to record and engineer orchestral and opera works in digital platforms.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Sculptural Exhibitions, Filipino Film, ArtWalk And Latin Chamber Music

Nov. 5
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our picks for the arts this weekend: Tom Driscoll at ICE Gallery, Anne Mudge, Kline Swonger, Marisol Rendón and Bianca Juarez at Cannon Art Gallery. Plus Sine Kwento Filipino stories and film, Camarada's Latin chamber music and ArtWalk Liberty Station is back.

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Spooky San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Halloween Theater, Día De Los Muertos, Wearable Art And Dead Man's Party

Oct. 29
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our picks for this creepiest of weekends: Edgar Allen Poe readings, Shakespeare at SDMA, Teros Gallery's outdoor event, virtual fashion at OMA, spooky organ music, an Oingo Boingo cover band, a community ofrenda and much more.

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Bodhi Tree Concerts Stages Online Encore Of '8 Songs For A Mad King' On Friday

Oct. 29
By Beth Accomando

In 2017 Bodhi Tree Concerts performed "Eight Songs for a Mad King" at the San Diego International Fringe Festival. The Mad King of the title was meant to be George III but in its production he bore a striking resemblance to Donald Trump. Now Bodhi Tree Concerts offers a single, virtual encore performance of the show this Friday at 6 p.m.

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Buckle Up For Some Opera, Kids

Oct. 29
By Julia Dixon Evans

San Diego Opera's "La Bohème," a famously perfect first opera and a car full of snacks makes for a COVID-safe and slightly chaotic night of culture.

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San Diego Opera Stages Drive-In 'La Bohème' This Weekend

Oct. 15
By Beth Accomando

Live opera is back but with a twist. San Diego Opera will be staging "La Bohème" in the parking lot of Pechanga Arena San Diego next week. Here's what you can expect.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Good Trouble, RIP Bar Pink, Baroque Women, The Breath Project, Bruce Lee And More

Oct. 22
By Julia Dixon Evans

This weekend's art and culture offerings include Hiroshima Mockingbirds at Bar Pink, Blindspot Collective's multidisciplinary live theater, the nationwide Breath Project, Bach Collegium livestream, "La Tierra Mia" at Swish Projects and "Be Water" at the SDAFF drive-in.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: #SaveOurStages, PGK Dance, Drive-Thru Art, Oceanside Culture And More

Oct. 15
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our picks for the arts and culture this weekend include the San Diego International Film Festival, live music, a lot of drive-in experiences, Oceanside's vibrant culture, virtual dance and plenty more.

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